Cragside Riding School
Cragside Riding School, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JR
* Business opportunity with rental income * Horses, tack and equipment included * Tourist accommodation * Land and woodland offering opportunities for tourist facilities * Warehouse
Key Features:

A rare opportunity to purchase a ‘ready to go’ equestrian business on a 28.36 acre site. Currently generating a substantial monthly income from the lease of the riding school, there is further scope to use the Scandinavian lodge as tourist accommodation. There is also scope to use the Warehouse for a variety of business uses and to generate further income. Situated next Vindolanda Roman Fort the land and woodland would be ideal to develop further tourist facilities, subject to the necessary consents.

This ‘ready to go’ equestrian unit comprises 16.64 acres of grassland, 10.18 acres of woodland, 14 stables, a floodlit all weather arena and further buildings including a warehouse with office space and feed/ tack storage areas. The log cabin which has three bedrooms overlooks the stables and arena and has wide ranging views over the Tyne Valley.

Measurements & Additional Information


The Lodge

Built of Scandinavian hardwood, the lodge has three bedrooms with one en-suite shower room, utility room, bathroom and an open plan living/kitchen area. A planning condition is attached to the lodge that the lodge should be occupied by the owner or member/ members of staff working at the stables or it can be used as holiday accommodation. Further information is available if required.

Boot Room/Utility

2.14m x 2.76m

Large boot room/utility with plumbing for a washing machine/dryer and space for an American style fridge.

Kitchen/Living Room

6.54m x 5.61m

L shaped kitchen/Living room with fitted wooden wall and floor units with solid oak worksurfaces, Belfast sink, large Aga range style cooker, extractor fan and dishwasher. The other half of the room is currently set up as a living area with space for a dining table and living room furniture. Patio doors open onto a decked area with wide ranging views over the Tyne Valley. The Aga range may be available be separate negotiation.

Bedroom 1

2.76m x 2.75m

Double room overlooking the arena, with ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 2

3.69m x 2.76m

Double room overlooking the paddock and garden.

Bedroom 3

2.69m x 2.76m

Double room over looking the paddock and garden.


Modern white suite with bath, WC and handbasin.


There is a large graveled area in front of the lodge for parking and further graveled and grassed areas to the west and east sides of the lodge. The oil tank for the boiler is located to the east side of the lodge.

The Land

The land comprises of 16.64 acres of grassland split into four blocks and 10.18 acres of woodland. The grassland is currently used for the grazing of horses and each paddock has its own water supply. The fencing and gates have just been renewed and are a mix of post and rail and post and wire. The woodland is located on the eastern boundary of the property and a stream runs through it providing a natural water source. The boundaries around the edge of the woodland are dry stone wall.

Stable Block, Buildings and Arena

There are 14 stables in total, 11 set in a U shape around a central courtyard. They are of wooden construction with tin sheet roofing and have split stable doors. They benefit from an electricity supply and there is a water supply located the central yard area. There are additional wooden 3 stables in an adjacent field. Tack/Storage Room Opposite the stable block there is a tack/feed storage room of breeze block construction under a timber and fibreglass roof. Warehouse (18.25m x 6.75m) Immediately behind the stables is a large steel framed agricultural building under a fibre cement roof. The building is currently in use as a Warehouse which is fully insulated and heated via an oil boiler. There are also kitchen and WC facilities and a large office space. There is a rubber and sand all weather arena measuring approximately 40m x 25m adjacent to the stables.


Access is via a wholly owned track off Park Road. Low Fogrigg House has a right of access over the track.

Business Opportunity

Cragside Stables is currently run as a profitable Riding School business and financial information is available upon request. However, there is further scope for development of other tourism projects, subject to the necessary consents. The property is located in the heart of Northumberland and close to Vindolanda Roman Fort and other tourist attractions. The Seller currently uses the Warehouse to run an internet based retail business but the building could be developed further or re-purposed in a variety of ways. A stone building, formally a Winch House used for mining is located in the woodland on the northern boundary of the property. This could be suitable for development subject to the necessary consents.

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